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January 2021

Webinar: The Science of Meal Replacements

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Meal Replacements are a safe and valuable tool that have been extensively studied for facilitating weight loss and supporting weight loss maintenance. For many, what is truly considered a meal replacement product can be confusing and misunderstood. Learning how they are effectively used in the everyday lives of weight management clients can be exciting for practitioners as they continually work to find meal planning options for their most challenging participants. Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to identify…

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Webinar: Medical Fitness 101 – An Introduction to Medical Fitness for Commercial Health Clubs

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Medical fitness represents a new paradigm for most commercial clubs – one that is unfortunately poorly understood and often improperly implemented yet may be absolutely essential for long-term survival in this era of a “new normal. This seminar will provide a functional introduction to medical fitness and how to approach, adapt and accept it in a commercial health club setting. We will explain what medical fitness is and isn’t, and discuss the protocols, programming and profit-center potential inherent in…

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February 2021

Webinar: Why Medical Fitness Facilities Should Embrace the Addition of Commercial Health Clubs to the MFA Family

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  In recent months, a large number of commercial health clubs have joined the Medical Fitness Association, and many existing medical fitness facility MFA members seem to believe this is a “dilution” of the brand. This seminar will respectfully explain the flaw in this thinking and discuss why the addition of these non-medical clubs can provide significant benefit to true medical fitness facilities. We will discuss the foundational reason these commercial clubs have joined, why their presence is actually beneficial…

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Webinar: Recovery, Resilience, Resistance: Fitness Programming in the Pandemic Era

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  This webinar will cover a system-specific program addressing the main sequela of COVID-19 including deconditioning, cardiovascular, and primary pulmonary impairments. Novelties: Maximize energy-spent for the workout Stationary Circuit Training Evidence-based dosage following ACSM guidelines and PRE Large body movements that are SAFE from a load and balance perspective Rotational and chest-cavity opening movements incorporated Learning Objectives: To define and understand physical and mental resilience and why it is important To understand the role that resistance training plays in recovery…

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March 2021

Webinar: How Can We Create a More Diverse Fitness Industry?

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  This panel discussion will tackle the complex and important topic of diversity (and by extension equity and inclusion) within the fitness industry. The panelists will offer their unique insights regarding why diversity is generally lacking in the fitness industry, how greater diversity benefits all stakeholders (facility owners and managers, health and fitness professionals, and fitness consumers/participants), and what strategies can be employed to improve diversity. Learning Objectives: 1: Understand the current state of diversity with the fitness industry 2:…

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Webinar: Practical Coaching Skills for Lasting Health Behavior Change

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Behavior change is challenging; sustaining that behavior change over a long period of time is even more difficult. Often coaches and trainers blame their clients for "just not getting it," failing to realize their joint contribution to failed long-term change. Using emotional intelligence as our foundation, this presentation will explore evidence-based coaching communication skills that foster your clients' autonomy and self-efficacy. Building on these communication skills, the motivational interviewing framework will be introduced and discussed, creating an actionable framework…

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April 2021

Webinar: Your Brain on Exercise

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Health and fitness professionals have the opportunity to join allied health professionals in addressing the major epidemic of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Although exercise has been proven to be beneficial to brain health and cognitive functioning, the precise exercise prescriptions are not clear to the general public or the industries of health and fitness. This has led to further confusion and leaves clients, patients, and caregivers wondering if they are doing all…

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